In December 2018, Trump administration formally scrapped restorative justice in schools, after the Education and Justice Dept. finalised the rollback.
This guidance came under fire after a gunman killed 17 students and staff at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Many conservatives suggested the guidance discouraged school officials from reporting the shooter’s past behavioral problems to police. Following this in 2018, the Trump administration formally scrapped this policy. In revoking the rule, federal officials added they won’t intervene with schools’ disciplinary decisions as long as they don’t violate federal discrimination laws. The Education and Justice department, led by Betsy DeVos, finalized the rollback and stated that classroom teachers and local school leaders deserve autonomy in implementing disciplinary actions.